Survey Results: Whistleblower Policies & Procedures


1. Over the last year, when it comes to our whistleblower policy, our company:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Has changed existing policies to address the latest whistleblower developments 2 11.8%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to change existing policies within the next year 4 23.5%
Not sure yet if will change existing policies 4 23.5%
Has decided not to change existing policies 7 41.2%

2. The board committee charged with consideration of the SEC’s whistleblower rules is:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Audit Committee 17 94.4%
Corporate Governance Committee 1 5.6%
Risk Committee 0 0.0%
Compliance Committee 0 0.0%
Compensation Committee 0 0.0%
Board as a whole 0 0.0%

3. Our company:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Has provided incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 0 0.0%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to provide incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 1 5.6%
Has decided to not provide incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 17 94.4%

4. Our company:
  Answer Responses Percent  
Has created a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally (eg. sign updated employee handbook, fill out compliance questionnaires) 5 27.8%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to create a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally 1 5.6%
Has decided not to create a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally 12 66.7%

5. Since the SEC adopted its whistleblower rules, our company has had:
  Answer Responses Percent  
More whistleblower claims reported internally 0 0.0%
Same number of whistleblower claims reported internally 18 100.0%
Fewer whistleblower claims reported internally 0 0.0%